Christiane F. (1981)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 159

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AKA: Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo; We Children from Bahnhof Zoo
Directed by: Uli Edel
Starring: Natja Brunckhorst (Christiane), Thomas Haustein (Detlev), Christiane Reichelt (Babsi), Jens Kupha (Axel)
Country: Germany, European Cinema
Language: German (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:10:59
Genres: Based on a True Story, BDSM, Drugs, Gay, Prostitution, Old-Young, Teensploitation

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on a true story, 13 year-old Christiane lives with her mother and younger sister in a Berlin apartment that depresses her. Though her parents are separated, she shares a fairly decent relationship with her mother and opts to stay with her rather than with Dad, even when her sister moves in with him.

A friend takes Christiane one night to a newly opened happening club. Here she meets Detlev who is kind to her when she’s handling a trip like an embarrassing noob. The two then begin hanging out together and briefly break up when Detlev starts doing heroin. But by now, Christiane is in love with him and in an attempt to connect with him on the same plane, she tries heroin. From here, her spiral takes her to Zoo Station, a railway station where junkies and teen boys and girls hang out to prostitute themselves to anyone who’ll have them.

Favorite Scenes:
Christiane, Detlev and friends whiling the night away to Bowie’s Heroes. As dawn breaks, Christiane looks on innocently at the adult world as it prepares for a new day of work and routines that seem so cut off from the happy place she’s in right now.

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David
David
October 11, 2019 3:19 am

I have seen this film so many times, it is an excellent movie, very realistic – I should know, I have been a heroin addict myself. Great performance from the actor who plays Christiane. Thanks for posting and such an awesome site I just discovered tonight.

Marie Berg
Marie Berg
Reply to  David
May 23, 2020 10:59 pm

I love this movie

Yves Torfs
Yves Torfs
Reply to  David
September 1, 2020 3:53 pm

I’m just about to see the full movie. I saw the video allready, but not yet the full version of the movie. I also read the book. And I must agree. I saw in her some kind of an alter-ego, allthough I mostly did amphetamine and cocaine, just rarely, a couple of times exactly, I tried out heroine. But I surely know a lot about the drug-scene.

HoneyBadger
HoneyBadger
December 28, 2019 8:34 am

Wow, an adult at 14?!
Good movie!

EricMendoza
EricMendoza
Reply to  HoneyBadger
June 11, 2021 6:22 am

Sus

julian
julian
Reply to  EricMendoza
September 18, 2021 1:56 am

amogus!?~?!!?

joe
joe
March 1, 2020 11:23 pm

good movie could use better translations though.

Mira
Mira
May 24, 2020 7:07 pm

Very nice movie

Habs93
Habs93
May 27, 2020 6:40 am

God i love this site. Also this is such a realistic movie. I never touched heroin because i knew it would do this. I struggled with other addictions but still. Don’t let this site go down!

Ricky Soo
Ricky Soo
August 19, 2020 3:42 pm

This movie reminds me of the song by Smashing Pumpkins – Try, Try, Try….

Jay
Jay
September 1, 2020 7:26 am

Powerful film, intense realistic performances. If this story is not enough to deter you away from heroin, nothing will.

R. Duquet
R. Duquet
October 3, 2020 7:19 pm

LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

wanda
wanda
October 24, 2020 8:39 am

this movie is heartbreaking omg

GUSTERU
GUSTERU
October 25, 2020 9:52 pm

READ THE BOOK … it is MORE POWERFULL than this stupid movie . I just did it and it NOT COMPARE to this !!! TRUST ME !!! READ THE BOOK !!!

Ann
Ann
Reply to  GUSTERU
February 3, 2022 9:13 pm

Watch the movie AND read the book. Both are absolutely great.

Trixie
Trixie
October 27, 2020 7:42 pm

This was totally my childhood.. with fewer drugs.
I love this movie, btw— thanks for uploading it, admins 🙂

Bowden
Bowden
November 15, 2020 6:37 am

It was suppose to me be playing on TMC AND 3:15 in the morning. I saw siskel and every rave about what a powerful film it was . I’m surprised after 44 years of life I’ve never heard of this movie. It lived up to the hype

OJ
OJ
November 22, 2020 10:28 am

Long and boring. Who cares if junkies or alcoholics die. It’s too many people around and there is no room for garbage. Beside all they do is being a burden to society and pitty crime. Wasting of taxpayers money.

lem
lem
Reply to  OJ
November 23, 2020 11:38 am

jeez you’re fucking heartless. movie aside, how can you even say that about human beings?

Tox
Tox
Reply to  lem
November 24, 2020 1:17 am

the selfish and privileged often fail to see the bigger picture of humanity. Most of them are right wing based.

Emme
Emme
Reply to  Tox
December 18, 2020 3:32 am

The selfish and privileged make the tastiest bitter HomoWurst, as in Sapien, but darn. that’s just my serial killer alter ego talking smack!

Odin
Odin
Reply to  Emme
August 4, 2021 9:08 am

Americans are dumber than a sack of diapers lol
Staying away from drugs cause they’re obviously bad for you IS NOT A PRIVILEGE it’s called knowing what’s best for you and it’s something both poor people and the rich are capable of. Whatever supports your entitled petty agenda tho

EK
EK
Reply to  Tox
January 5, 2021 2:58 am

And the left are often self-righteous, entitled, hypocritical scabs.

Mike Ehrmantraut
Mike Ehrmantraut
Reply to  EK
January 5, 2021 8:26 pm

They certainly are! And their constant virtual signaling is manufactured and tedious. Not a one of these fake-ass whiners contributes anything even remotely positive to society but they all have the audacity to point fingers and place blame for their own obvious short-comings. Is it any wonder these people are rapidly becoming one of the most despises groups in all of history? The entire world is starting to see through their mock outrage and perpetual victimhood… and frankly, we’re getting pretty goddam sick of it.

Cham
Cham
Reply to  OJ
March 6, 2021 9:26 pm

Jesus fuckin christ, aren’t your the loser constantly complaining about SJWs?

Big J
Big J
Reply to  OJ
May 5, 2021 2:05 pm

God you are the biggest fucking loser on this whole website

Software engineer
Software engineer
Reply to  OJ
August 4, 2021 9:03 am

I mean you’re not wrong.
All these triggered people prove your point further more. Addiction is not a disease it’s the consequence of a choice. And no matter how much social conditioning these pathetic losers try to make it seem like junkies and garbage humans are a victim and are entitled to sympathy facts are facts

ex addict
ex addict
Reply to  OJ
August 27, 2021 8:08 am

You’re a fucking idiot. They’re people and addiction is an illness. It stops being a choice.

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
Reply to  ex addict
August 27, 2021 6:56 pm

But it WAS a choice, knowing full well what it can lead to…. Sure, it becomes a sickness. Just like I’m sure you’re going to opt for the Carcinoma, right?

What?! You don’t want Cancer?! Then why in the Hell would you stick a needle in you arm? I

Look, ‘m an EMT in … a major American city. And the ones that get me the most are the ones that OD on Tuesday, but thanks to guys like me and a couple of Narcan injections, they’ve got a needle in their arm Wednesday morning. Yes, these people are sick. Very sick. But they made the choice to get the disease in the first place. So, when I lose a junkie – it’s no big whoop. And sadly, that’s nearly a daily occurrence anymore.

Lila
Lila
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
July 31, 2022 11:26 pm

it’s not that simple those people you call junkies were once children with dreams and aspirations but have fell into the wrong crowd due to trauma. Let’s look at Detlev and Christiane for example both come from broken homes. Detlev is literally homeless and a prostitute I mean you have to wonder how did he end up homeless he probably has family issues right? Do you think being homeless at 14 doesn’t have any effect on someone’s brain and development especially at his young age? christiane obviously has daddy issues and her sister left her. She also seemed to have some issues with her moms boyfriend like how she got annoyed when her mom told her he’s coming over while they were making food. I believe the reason Christiane started heroin is when she got disconnected from detlev she probably felt abandoned and that triggered her because she’s been abandoned many times before like by her sister and her father So in order to get closer to detlev she decided to do heroin I don’t think she was thinking too much about how heroin can damage her in the long run.

muffles
muffles
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
August 1, 2022 12:01 am

You do know that heroin and others like it have a complicted relationship with dose. Many overdose not on there first round of addiction but after they have had treatement to stop. The body fails in its ability to build up tolerance in the same way the second/third time round.
Prisoners in the UK are taken off the stuff whlst in prison but are actually re-introduced before leaving prison to help prevent such things. I expect similar happens in the US.
The other thing you should know is that even doctors struggle to get morphine calculations right. They did a study at a UK hospital and found 25% of prescriptions were mis-calculated. Complicated by other drugs as well. Many other pain killer metabilise into morphine and that actually has to be taken into account when moving from one pain regime to another.
If you take mixing into consideration then quite a lot of users will use alcohol and cocaine to control and prolong the buzz. All in all its quite complicated to get things right daily and with street purchasing all in all its quite complicated to get a good clean quaity source.
You want to stop OD`s then first step allow the addicts to get good quality stuff and allow them a safe place to inject/take. Basically start treating them as a person with an illness.

Gongora
Gongora
Reply to  ex addict
December 4, 2021 2:39 am

Don’t lf excuses dude, free will is real in every human being. We all make mistakes and can repair it, but world is full of scum that never changes too. Cope with it

Pufferpunk
Pufferpunk
December 18, 2020 4:18 am

Tragic, realistic film. As a recovering addict with over 22 years clean, where there is breath there is always hope for recovery,

Cham Ferguson
Cham Ferguson
Reply to  Pufferpunk
March 6, 2021 10:11 pm

You rule but dude above you thinks you should die and are a waste of tax payers money.

EK
EK
January 5, 2021 2:57 am

Jeez. this seems like a meeting place for current or former drug addicts.
Good movie.

pain
pain
January 16, 2021 1:32 am

Is heroin that good? Dam I’ll stick to the kush tho

GimmeDisturbingShitPls
GimmeDisturbingShitPls
January 24, 2021 1:20 am

Great movie 8.1/10

There is another one about heroin addiction that may actually be a 10/10 called ‘Requiem for a dream’

Yeux
Yeux
January 28, 2021 5:22 am

Really good movie, i really liked it.

It shows how important are the people you surround yourself with, in shaping your views and character. If you hang out with a bunch of fucking junkies, you are gonna end like them too at some point, just to “fit” in. And how people are easily influenceable by their “friends” (especially women)

The moment a person start taking and getting addicted to drugs, they lose their humanity and should be treated as human garbage. Why the fuck should i treat them with “respect”, when they don’t even respect themselfs?

Losing their morality, start being a danger to society, their families and to themselfs. And a lot of them acts, like because they do drugs, they are “mature” or know shit about life lmao there’s nothing mature about taking drugs. Is pathetic and low life.

Anyway, great movie. To the next one.

Zed Man
Zed Man
Reply to  Yeux
March 31, 2021 10:59 am

Tough movie to watch, but agree with Yeux, nobody forces people to take drugs, its up to each individual to choose the right or wrong path. I used to be a dope smoker and had lots of offers of hard drugs but after seeing the end result of some friends, I was virtually scared shitless to touch any of that shit. Now in my later years I am glad I didnt go that way, probably would have been dead by now. Another highlight of this film, is David Bowies ”Heroes”, one of the best songs of all time. Every future addict should watch this, it may just be a turning point for someone.

fred fat
fred fat
September 24, 2022 9:24 pm

we can be zeroes just for a day